Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar witnessed the final match of Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 yesterday at Kalinga Stadium.
They also gave away the awards after the final match.
Naveen Patnaik tweeted after the final match,
Enjoyed an incredible final match of #HWC2018, between #BELvNED at #KalingaStadium with Hon’ble Governor, Odisha Prof Ganeshi Lal and little master @sachin_rt. Amazed to witness such enthusiasm for hockey from locals and visiting fans alike! #OdishaCelebratesHockey pic.twitter.com/b6O8GXvedl
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) December 16, 2018
Dharmendra Pradhan also expressed his happiness after the match yesterday,
Great to see the huge turnout at Kalinga stadium even though the home team was not playing. Winning or losing is not important, giving your best is. I congratulate all the teams for treating the people of Odisha with some exceptional hockey during the tournament. #HWC2018 pic.twitter.com/3qenLbhxT7
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) December 16, 2018